Do you know the history of Santa Claus? Sure, most of us know him as the jolly fat man that brings us gifts every year. But there’s more to the legend than that. Many small children fear that bright red suit and the man staring […]
I love the sparkle. I mean, that’s pretty obvious, right? Glitter, bling, metallics…oh yeah…As long as it has little glitz or glam, I’m digging it. It still has to be sophisticated, though. Those old bedazzled jean jackets? I’m not really digging those. Gold leaf? That […]
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One of my favorite things about the holidays are the amazing gift sets that seem to spring up. There’s beauty gift sets and kitchen gift sets and wine gift sets…really just about anything you can imagine. They’re one of my favorite gifts to give, and one of my favorite gifts to receive, as well. I’m going to let you in on a secret – sometimes I even buy these gift sets for myself. Shhh….
Harry & David has some of the most exquisite gift sets on the market, at a price that everyone can afford. They’re not just filled with the same ol’ same ol’ items either. Here are a few of my personal favorite gift baskets from Harry & David.
As Christmas gets nearer once again we have the problem of what to get our loved ones as gifts. We don’t want to get a reputation as the person who gives boring presents! Coming up with new and unusual gifts can be tough. Hopefully we […]
Do you know someone that’s a total Star Wars fan? I’m not talking about that passive “yeah, I like the movies” kind of fan. I mean the all-out, no holds barred, gotta have every Star Wars item imaginable type of fan. Chances are really great […]
Special thanks to Hallmark for sponsoring this Holiday Traditions post.
The holidays are all about family traditions. Reviving the old ones, and creating new traditions. One of my family’s most fun traditions is wrapping gifts. My grandmother really liked to go all out when wrapping your gifts. She would look high and low for really fun wrapping paper and the unconventional accessories that went with the gift wrap.
Usually, one weekday before Christmas, she would take me shopping so I could pick up the Christmas gifts I wanted to give. We’d then head back to her house and wrap everything up. I’d pick out the papers and the various trimmings, and she’d do the dirty work while I ate cookies.
Many people today are realizing that it doesn’t take a professional design degree to put together a home that draws people in. The only things you need to successfully design a cozy Christmas home for the holidays is a little bit of creativity and the […]
Who doesn’t love snow globes? These snow globe Christmas ornaments just add another dimension, Great for package toppers, too. I have always loved snow globes. They have these great, detailed scenes, and when you shake them, they disappear in the flurry of whatever they use […]
Now that the holidays are upon us, we’re attending so many holiday themed events. So. Many. Events. Of course, you want to step up your makeup routine from the everyday look you wear to something special. These suggestions will let your holiday beauty shine, while still allowing you to feel comfortable in your own skin.
Know what’s even better? Several of these holiday beauty tips and tricks are interchangeable. Going to multiple events this year? Change your hair and keep the same holiday makeup. Or change the holiday makeup and keep the holiday hair. Or change up both the holiday makeup and the holiday hair. The possibilities with these holiday beauty tips are practically endless!
Thanks to Hickory Farms for sponsoring today’s conversation about the holidays! One of my favorite things about the holidays has always been the food. While I enjoy all the family meals, the cookie exchanges, the homemade cakes and candy, and the holiday get together, there’s […]
Marinate your turkey in a collection of fresh juices, spices, and olive oil for a real treat with this mojo turkey recipe. Are you always trying to figure out some new and exciting way to serve turkey? I know we are. We have one person […]